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The Upsides and Downsides of Telecommuting

Review suggests need for clearer boundaries between work, personal life

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10/18/2017 11:00 PM
 
Higher Doses of Vitamin D May Boost Preemies' Bone Health

Doubling amount given also improved their growth

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Premature Babies, Vitamin D
10/18/2017 09:00 PM
 
Skip Opioid Treatment for Migraine in The ER

Non-narcotic drug far more effective in new study

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Emergency Medical Services, Medicines, Migraine
10/18/2017 08:00 PM
 
Firefighters Exposed to Carcinogens Through the Skin

Immediate decontamination might help reduce harms of contact with hazardous chemicals, study suggests

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Occupational Health
10/18/2017 01:00 PM
 
Newer Blood Thinners May Not Bring Higher Bleeding Risk

Risk is similar to warfarin, study reports

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Atrial Fibrillation, Blood Thinners, Deep Vein Thrombosis
10/18/2017 01:00 PM
 
Arthritis Can Strike Children

In these young patients, joint inflammation caused by overactive immune system

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Juvenile Arthritis
10/18/2017 11:00 AM
 
How Foods Labeled 'Healthy' Can Still Make You Fat

Those that contain high amounts of sugar trigger snacking later, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diets, Nutrition, Weight Control
10/18/2017 11:00 AM
 
Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online

To be 'purrfectly' safe, check with your vet first, suggests FDA

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pet Health
10/17/2017 09:00 PM
 
Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early

Treatments vary, depending on severity of the condition

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Health Screening, Scoliosis
10/17/2017 08:00 PM
 
Diabetes Pill Might Replace Injection to Control Blood Sugar

Global study shows blood glucose levels dropped significantly, and low rates of low blood sugar

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes, Diabetes Medicines
10/17/2017 04:00 PM
 
Who's Most At Risk of Head Injury in Youth Football?

Those involved in running, passing more vulnerable, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Sports Injuries, Sports Safety
10/17/2017 04:00 PM
 
Could 'AI' Become a Partner in Breast Cancer Care?

Artificial intelligence technology predicted 97 percent of malignancies in study

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10/17/2017 01:00 PM
 
1 in 9 American Men Infected with Oral HPV

Vaccine provides protection, but number of boys getting shots remains low, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: HPV, Men's Health
10/16/2017 09:00 PM
 
Breast Cancer More Lethal for Blacks Than Whites

Higher death rate is largely due to insurance issues, but tumor types sometimes play a role, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Breast Cancer, Health Disparities
10/16/2017 08:00 PM
 
With Skin Cancer Surgery, Insurance Matters

Wait could be more than 6 weeks longer than those with private insurance, study says

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Health Insurance, Melanoma
10/16/2017 06:00 PM
 
Homicides Devastate Black Communities, but Prevention Gets Little Funding

Discrepancy hurts black Americans more than whites, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Health Disparities
10/16/2017 04:00 PM
 
Study Looks At Health of Hispanic-American Families

Discord more likely in second-generation families than recent immigrants, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Health Disparities, Hispanic American Health
10/16/2017 04:00 PM
 
A-Fib Hits Men Earlier Than Women

Excess weight also ups risk for the heart rhythm disorder, study says

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health
10/16/2017 01:00 PM
 
Nearly a Third of College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades

But adolescent health experts say there's no evidence to support that belief

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, College Health, Prescription Drug Abuse
10/16/2017 01:00 PM
 
When Should You Rush Your Toddler to The ER?

For choking or possible poisoning, poll finds many parents need an emergency refresher course

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Emergency Medical Services, Parenting, Toddler Health
10/16/2017 01:00 PM
 
Plan an Allergy-Safe Halloween for Your Child

Common-sense rules will make Fright Night less scary

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma in Children, Child Safety, Food Allergy
10/14/2017 01:00 PM
 
Black Children Missing Out on Eczema Treatment

But study finds they tend to have more severe cases of the skin condition than white children

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Eczema, Health Disparities
10/13/2017 08:00 PM
 
Good Lifestyle Choices Add Years to Your Life

Certain behaviors, many associated with various genes, were linked to longevity in large study

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Healthy Living, Quitting Smoking, Weight Control
10/13/2017 04:00 PM
 
Need Cancer Screening? Where You Work Matters

Americans employed in smaller businesses often lack insurance coverage, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cervical Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Health Screening
10/13/2017 04:00 PM
 
Women Falling Short on Birth Defect Prevention

New survey finds too few are taking folic acid before pregnancy

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Folic Acid, Health Disparities, Neural Tube Defects
10/13/2017 04:00 PM
 
Around the World, Too Little Relief for Pain

High drug costs in low-income countries are to blame, says new report

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Medicines, Pain, Palliative Care
10/13/2017 01:00 PM
 
Black Women Face Double the Risk of Pregnancy-Related Heart Failure

But researchers don't know what's driving these racial differences yet

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Health Problems in Pregnancy, Heart Failure
10/13/2017 01:00 PM
 
More Women Choose Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Report highlights dramatic increase, notable trends

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Reconstruction, Mastectomy, Women's Health
10/13/2017 01:00 PM
 
Nearly 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Now Obese

CDC stats show growing epidemic that means more illness and health care costs, health experts say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Obesity, Obesity in Children, Weight Control
10/13/2017 01:00 PM
 
Happier Mealtimes, Healthier Eating for Kids

A positive atmosphere prompts preschoolers to eat more fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Nutrition, Parenting
10/12/2017 09:00 PM
 
Dance Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain

Small study suggests it might boost memory, learning

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise for Seniors, Healthy Aging
10/12/2017 08:00 PM
 
How to Talk to Someone with Cancer

To foster healing, keep communication open, constant and positive, expert suggests

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer--Living with Cancer, Family Issues
10/12/2017 06:00 PM
 
Scientists Spot Genes Behind Skin Color

Study looked at varying populations across Africa

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genes and Gene Therapy
10/12/2017 06:00 PM
 
Daily 'Light Therapy' May Help Some with Bipolar Disorder

Study found an hour in front of a light box helped ease depressive symptoms

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bipolar Disorder
10/12/2017 04:00 PM
 
Breast Cancer Screenings Still Best for Early Detection

Newer treatments, early diagnoses are improving outcomes for women with the disease, experts say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Mammography
10/12/2017 01:00 PM
 
Hearing Loss Can Challenge Relationships

It can trigger feelings of frustration, guilt and isolation -- for patients and those who love them

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Family Issues, Hearing Disorders and Deafness
10/12/2017 01:00 PM
 
While New Moms Cook and Clean, New Dads Play

Study shows men enjoy twice as much leisure time on weekends as their wives do

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Parenting
10/12/2017 01:00 PM
 
Experimental Ebola Vaccines Elicit Year-Long Immune Response
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - From the National Institutes of Health
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10/12/2017 12:01 PM
 
Two Ebola Vaccines Spur Lasting Immune Response

Study confirms the effectiveness of one in particular

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Ebola, Immunization
10/11/2017 09:00 PM
 
3 Factors That Could Raise Your Risk of Bloodstream Infection

Obesity appears to be the biggest threat

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Obesity, Sepsis, Smoking
10/11/2017 08:00 PM
 
Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising

More people survive these brain attacks, but the health problems that cause stroke aren't going away

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: High Blood Pressure, Ischemic Stroke, Stroke
10/11/2017 08:00 PM
 
'Heat-Not-Burn Cigarettes' Aiming for U.S. Market

Researchers caution that potential health concerns remain largely unknown

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10/11/2017 06:00 PM
 
More Hardcore Smokers Trying to Kick the Habit

Tobacco control policies help even heavy users with mental distress quit, researchers say

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10/11/2017 04:00 PM
 
Tai Chi: a Gentler Way to Exercise for Ailing Hearts

Gentle movements may be a steppingstone to traditional exercise

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cardiac Rehabilitation, Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Heart Diseases
10/11/2017 01:00 PM
 
Childhood Obesity Up Worldwide Almost 10-Fold Over 4 Decades

United States is 15th out of 200 countries studied

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Obesity, Obesity in Children
10/11/2017 09:36 AM
 
Study Debunks Notion That Epidurals Prolong Labor

Women had similar outcomes whether they got the anesthetic or a 'dummy' placebo

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10/10/2017 09:00 PM
 
Be 'Mindful' of The Hype

Scientists call for rigorous research to back up mindfulness marketing claims

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Evaluating Health Information, Understanding Medical Research
10/10/2017 08:00 PM
 
Ovarian Reserve Tests Fail to Predict Fertility, NIH-Funded Study Suggests
Source: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - From the National Institutes of Health
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Female Infertility, Infertility, Menopause
10/10/2017 04:12 PM
 
Fertility Tests May Not Be Best Gauge of Your Biological Clock

Doctors say age remains a better indicator of a woman's 'reproductive potential'

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Female Infertility, Infertility, Women's Health
10/10/2017 04:00 PM
 
Pump May Beat Shots for Type 1 Diabetes

Study found young patients had better blood sugar control with insulin pump, but cost is higher

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Medicines, Diabetes Type 1, Diabetes in Children and Teens
10/10/2017 04:00 PM
 
Start Skin Cancer Prevention Early, Health Experts Say

New proposal urges doctors to begin talking to parents when fair-skinned children are 6 months old

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Skin Cancer, Sun Exposure
10/10/2017 04:00 PM
 
High-Fat Diets Could Pose Danger to Young MS Patients

These regimens raised the risk for disease relapse, study found

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10/10/2017 01:00 PM
 
Where There's Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease May Follow

Screening for early signs of both conditions should be done at birth, study suggests

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Celiac Disease, Diabetes Type 1, Diabetes in Children and Teens
10/10/2017 01:00 PM
 
A Man's Health May Rely on Health of His Marriage

Heart risk factors improve when married life is good, decline when it's not, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Diseases, Men's Health
10/10/2017 09:56 AM
 
Remaining 'In the Closet' At Work Stresses Gay Couples

Men had more negative consequences by staying quiet

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, Occupational Health
10/09/2017 09:00 PM
 
Another Downside to College Boozing: Poorer Job Prospects

In study, binge drinking 6 times a month lowered chances of full-time employment later

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, College Health
10/09/2017 06:00 PM
 
Remede System Approved for Sleep Apnea

Implantable device stimulates breathing during sleep

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Sleep Apnea
10/09/2017 06:00 PM
 
Penicillin Misconceptions May Raise Post-Op Infection Risk

Many patients wrongly report a drug allergy, leading doctors to use inferior meds, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: After Surgery, Drug Reactions
10/09/2017 04:00 PM
 
Surviving Congenital Heart Disease as Child Not a Ticket to Good Health

Many of these children can also suffer from illnesses such as autism and respiratory conditions, study says

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10/09/2017 04:00 PM
 
Double Mastectomy May Mean a Hit to The Paycheck

Aggressive surgery for breast cancer might cause women to miss over a month of work

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Breast Reconstruction, Mastectomy
10/09/2017 01:00 PM
 
Flu Shot Key for People with Diabetes

Infection makes it harder to manage diabetes, increases risk of complications, health experts say

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10/08/2017 01:00 PM
 
Suicide Up in U.S., Rural America Hit Hardest

Men, working-age adults most at risk, CDC reports

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Rural Health Concerns, Suicide
10/06/2017 06:00 PM
 
FDA Approves Test to Screen Donated Blood for Zika

Though the virus is mainly spread by mosquitoes, it can be transmitted through blood transfusions

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Transfusion and Donation, Zika Virus
10/06/2017 04:00 PM
 
Hundreds Hospitalized in San Diego as Hepatitis a Outbreak Spreads

Drug users, the homeless most affected; county has launched vaccination effort

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10/06/2017 04:00 PM
 
Too Much Sugar Can Harm Livers of Even Healthy Men

Study found an unhealthy buildup of fat in the vital organ when men switched to high-sugar diet

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Carbohydrates, Fatty Liver Disease, Men's Health
10/06/2017 04:00 PM
 
Childhood 'Growth' Tests Not Always Necessary

There's wide range of 'normal' growth and development for kids, pediatricians group says

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Growth Disorders
10/06/2017 01:00 PM
 
Today's Middle-Age Americans in Worse Health Than Prior Generations

50-somethings will face more challenges as retirement nears, study suggests

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10/06/2017 01:00 PM
 
One Type of Dementia Is Especially Costly

Annual bills for this early onset disease twice as high as for Alzheimer's, study says

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dementia, Health Statistics
10/06/2017 09:58 AM
 
Limiting 'Cold Time' Could Make More Organs Available for Transplant

Up to 12 hours seems to be OK, study suggests

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Organ Donation, Organ Transplantation
10/05/2017 09:00 PM
 
Is Your Car's Technology Driving You to Distraction?

Dashboard 'infotainment' systems can keep attention off the road for 40 seconds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Impaired Driving
10/05/2017 08:00 PM
 
Does a Drug's High Price Tag Cause Its Own Side Effects?

Treatment-related worries might make you feel sick

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10/05/2017 06:00 PM
 
Helping Preemies Avoid Unnecessary Antibiotics

3 factors predicted when infant was at low risk of serious infection called sepsis

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antibiotics, Premature Babies, Sepsis
10/05/2017 06:00 PM
 
Protecting Preemies from Stress Might Improve Later Mental Health

Babies born at 2.2 pounds or less normally face higher risk of adult psychological issues

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10/05/2017 06:00 PM
 
Gene Therapy May Be Breakthrough for Boys with 'Lorenzo's Oil' Disease

In study, treatment put brakes on the deadly neurological illness in most patients for 2 years

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genes and Gene Therapy, Leukodystrophies
10/05/2017 04:00 PM
 
Like Your Skin, Your Hair? Thank Your Neanderthal Ancestors

Scientists say DNA from long-extinct species plays role in humans today

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10/05/2017 04:00 PM
 
Prenatal Multivitamins Linked to Lower Autism Risk

But researchers can't prove a cause-and-effect connection

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pregnancy and Medicines, Vitamins
10/05/2017 04:00 PM
 
Zika Vaccine Works in Early Human Trial

But study was small, more research is needed

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10/05/2017 04:00 PM
 
Hockey Viewers' Hearts May Pay a Penalty

Attending an exciting game can double the heart rate of spectators

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: How to Prevent Heart Disease, Stress
10/05/2017 01:00 PM
 
Rare Tumor May Point the Way to Diabetes Treatment

Insulinomas provide genetic maps for making insulin, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Benign Tumors, Diabetes, Genes and Gene Therapy
10/05/2017 01:00 PM
 
Uber Can Help Cut Car Crashes, but Not Everywhere

Impact on drunk driving rate varied city to city, study found

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Impaired Driving, Motor Vehicle Safety
10/05/2017 09:43 AM
 
Newer Drug May Prolong Lymphoma Remission

But blood cancer experts call for more research

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Lymphoma
10/04/2017 09:00 PM
 
High Blood Pressure in 40s a Dementia Risk for Women?

Study didn't find same link in men

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dementia, High Blood Pressure, Women's Health
10/04/2017 08:00 PM
 
Antibody Injections in Pregnancy Might Shield Fetus from Zika

But experimental treatment only tested in monkeys so far, researchers say

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10/04/2017 06:00 PM
 
Coming Soon: a Faster Test for Antibiotics Against UTIs?

In the future, identifying which drug works best might take minutes rather than days, research suggests

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antibiotics, Urinary Tract Infections
10/04/2017 06:00 PM
 
Working Night Shifts May Widen Your Waistline

Disturbing normal sleep patterns is the main culprit, nutritionists say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Obesity, Occupational Health
10/04/2017 06:00 PM
 
'Sleep Positioners' a Danger to Baby: FDA

Infants should always be put to sleep on their back on a firm, bare surface

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infant and Newborn Care
10/04/2017 04:00 PM
 
Surviving Heart Attack Often Means Leaving Job Behind

Danish research suggests more support needed for workers

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10/04/2017 04:00 PM
 
Puppy Poop Infections Now Affecting 55 People in 12 States

CDC says Campylobacter bacteria can be transmitted by handling dogs

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bacterial Infections, Pet Health
10/03/2017 08:00 PM
 
Blood Thinners Can Come with Dangerous Side Effects

Newer class of drugs can interact with multiple medications, researchers report

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10/03/2017 06:00 PM
 
Breast Cancer's Decline May Have Saved 322,000 Lives

But advances in care may not have helped black women as much as whites, report finds

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10/03/2017 06:00 PM
 
Obesity Linked to 13 Types of Cancer

Losing weight might lower the risk, researchers say

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10/03/2017 06:00 PM
 
Measles Making a Comeback in The United States

Though the rate remains low, study shows it doubled between 2001 and 2015

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10/03/2017 04:00 PM
 
Measuring 30-Day Death Risk in Heart Failure Patients

Researchers develop 13-point assessment

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10/03/2017 04:00 PM
 
Moving Just 1 Hour a Week May Curb Depression Risk

Intensity of exercise didn't matter, and benefit leveled off after 2 hours of activity, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Benefits of Exercise, Depression, Exercise and Physical Fitness
10/03/2017 04:00 PM
 
Same Pregnancy Meds Can Cost $200 -- or $11,000

'Uncontrollable drug prices' play a major role in U.S. health-care crisis, researcher says

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Medicines, Preterm Labor, Women's Health
10/03/2017 04:00 PM
 
After Deepwater Oil Cleanup in Gulf, Ill Effects Persist

Dispersant chemicals may have triggered symptoms among workers, study says

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Occupational Health, Oil Spills
10/02/2017 09:00 PM
 
Heroin Taking Bigger Share of U.S. Opioid ODs

Hospital discharges tied to the illicit drug are rising as those from prescription painkillers fall

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heroin, Opioid Abuse and Addiction
10/02/2017 08:00 PM
 
Patients' E-Records Still Not Widely Available

Survey of hospitals finds most doctors don't have access to outside health records

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Facilities, Personal Health Records
10/02/2017 08:00 PM
 
Could Skipping Breakfast Feed Heart Disease?

Forgoing morning meal may reduce cardiac health and boost odds for diabetes, study suggests

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Diseases, Nutrition
10/02/2017 06:00 PM
 
Reassuring Kids After Another Senseless Tragedy

Psychiatrists urge parents to stress to young concertgoers that events like Las Vegas shooting remain rare

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Mental Health, Parenting
10/02/2017 06:00 PM
 
Online Game Could Boost Family Fitness

But more research needed because study participants were all white, and wealthier than most Americans

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10/02/2017 04:00 PM
 
Does Healthy Skin Around Suspicious Moles Need Removal?

Goal is to only perform one procedure, skin cancer specialist says

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10/02/2017 01:00 PM
 
Girls' Sports-Related Concussions May Last Twice as Long

Underlying conditions could prolong recovery, researcher says

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Concussion, Sports Injuries, Teen Health
10/02/2017 01:00 PM
 
Teens Mixed Up with The Law May Fall Through Medicaid Cracks

Fewer important primary care appointments, more ER visits, study finds

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Teen Health
10/02/2017 01:00 PM
 
Overuse Injuries Don't Impact Young Football Players

Data on youth and high school competitors show minimal amounts

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Sports Injuries, Sports Safety, Teen Health
10/01/2017 01:00 PM
 
Risk Assessments Can Help Prevent Falls

Geriatrics specialist offers tips to avoid injuries

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Falls, Safety, Seniors' Health
09/30/2017 01:00 PM
 
State Policies Can Reduce Alcohol-Related Murders

Up to 50 percent of homicides in the United States involve drinking, researchers say

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09/29/2017 08:00 PM
 
Verzenio Approved for Advanced Breast Cancer

The most common cancer in the United States

Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Medicines
09/29/2017 08:00 PM
 
Carbon Monoxide a Potential Threat from Gas-Powered Generators

Don't use these devices in your home, garage or any enclosed space

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
09/29/2017 06:00 PM
 
A More Accurate Predictor for Alzheimer'S?

Genetic test might one day diagnose the disease before symptoms occur, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Genetic Testing
09/29/2017 04:00 PM
 
Dialysis Patients Often End Up Back in The Hospital

But the readmission is usually for a different problem, study finds

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09/29/2017 01:00 PM
 
Failing Sense of Smell Tied to Dementia Risk

Long-term study suggests inability to identify scents may be early sign of problems

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dementia, Seniors' Health, Taste and Smell Disorders
09/29/2017 01:00 PM
 
Researchers Learn More about Gender's Role in Autism Risk

When oldest female child has the disorder, risk is raised for younger siblings, especially boys: study

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autism Spectrum Disorder
09/29/2017 01:00 PM
 
Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared

More than 3.9 million Americans died from COPD over last 35 years, new data shows

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma, COPD, Lung Diseases
09/29/2017 01:00 PM
 
Study Questions Practice of Placenta Eating by New Moms

It may be potentially dangerous, researchers say

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childbirth, Infant and Newborn Care, Postpartum Care
09/29/2017 01:00 PM
 
Genetic Tweaks in Mosquitoes Might Curb Malaria Transmission

New methods could be used along with older control techniques, such as bed netting

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genes and Gene Therapy, Malaria
09/28/2017 08:00 PM
 
Whooping Cough Shot Works, but Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC

Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infections and Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough
09/28/2017 08:00 PM
 
Can You 'Om' Your Way to a Healthy Heart?

American Heart Association says meditation may help, but don't forgo traditional medicine

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Complementary and Integrative Medicine, How to Prevent Heart Disease
09/28/2017 06:00 PM
 
How Zika Virus Went from Mild to Devastating

Mouse study suggests one genetic mutation in 2013 unleashed its ability to attack developing fetal brains

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Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genes and Gene Therapy, Infections and Pregnancy, Zika Virus
09/28/2017 06:00 PM
 
It's Time to Get Your Flu Shot Again

U.S. health officials say this season could be a tough one

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09/28/2017 06:00 PM
 
FDA Approves New Continuous Glucose Monitor for Diabetes

Device eliminates need to prick finger to measure blood sugar levels

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09/28/2017 04:00 PM
 
Brain Disconnects Spotted in Parkinson's Patients with Visual Hallucinations

Scans showed areas with decreased connectivity

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09/28/2017 01:00 PM
 
Coffee Doesn't Help Parkinson's Motor Disorders

Caffeine has no impact, says long-term trial that reverses earlier findings

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09/28/2017 01:00 PM
 
Delays in Diagnosis Hurt Women Who Have Heart Disease

Study found they were less likely to receive surgeries involving multiple artery grafts

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09/28/2017 01:00 PM
 
Many Patients Denied Costly New Cholesterol Drugs

Insurers and high copays limit use of PCSK9 inhibitors, study says

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09/28/2017 01:00 PM
 
Adding Drug to Standard Care May Prolong Lymphoma Survival

Doctors expect this will become new standard for people with mantle-cell lymphoma

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09/27/2017 09:00 PM
 
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Boost Child's Obesity Risk

Even high readings in the last trimester linked to greater odds, study found

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09/27/2017 06:00 PM
 
Many with Work-Related Asthma Not Getting Key Vaccine

Recommended pneumococcal shot taken by little more than half, CDC report shows

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09/27/2017 06:00 PM
 
Rapid, Easy Zika Test Developed

Dipstick strip can diagnose the difference between Zika and dengue fever in a critical time frame

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09/27/2017 06:00 PM
 
Is Older Blood OK to Use in A Transfusion?

Ability to use less fresh blood could help ease shortages

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09/27/2017 04:00 PM
 
Post-Op Opioids: How Much Is Enough?

Certain surgeries require longer prescriptions, researchers say

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09/27/2017 04:00 PM
 
Exercise, Not Vitamin D, Recommended to Prevent Falls

Draft recommendations from influential U.S. panel now await public review

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09/27/2017 01:00 PM
 
Radiation and Chemotherapy Together Boost Lung Cancer Survival

About one-third of stage 3 patients alive after 5 years, a development called promising by oncologists

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09/27/2017 11:00 AM
 
Genetic Testing May Help Make Blood Thinner Safer

Dosing adjustments for warfarin can be more precise, researchers say

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09/26/2017 09:00 PM
 
20 Percent of U.S. Teens May Have Had a Concussion

Contact sports is a leading reason why, study contends

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09/26/2017 08:00 PM
 
STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.

Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016

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09/26/2017 08:00 PM
 
Postpartum Depression Likely to Recur with Future Pregnancies

Mood disorder seen in 1 in 200 new moms with no psychiatric history

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09/26/2017 06:00 PM
 
Scientists Spot Marker for CTE in Living Football Players

Brain disease caused by repeated concussions can only be diagnosed after death at this point

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09/26/2017 06:00 PM
 
Genetics a Cause of Autism in Most Cases: Study

Re-analysis of stats from earlier study shows new estimate of DNA impact

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09/26/2017 04:00 PM
 
CDC Launches Opioid Campaign in Hard-Hit States

'It only takes a little to lose a lot' is slogan for the multi-pronged media effort

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09/26/2017 01:00 PM
 
ERs Prescribing Opioids At Lower Doses, Shorter Durations

Patients who receive these prescriptions are less likely to progress to long-term use, study shows

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09/26/2017 01:00 PM
 
Blacks, Elderly Missing from U.S. Cancer Clinical Trials

Women are also underrepresented, researchers find

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09/25/2017 08:00 PM
 
Nerve Stimulation Pulls Patient from 15-Year Vegetative State

But patient is only 'minimally conscious,' study author says

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09/25/2017 08:00 PM
 
Stopping Aspirin Tied to Quick Rise in Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Swedish study finds those who quit the daily low-dose pill face a more rapid risk of cardio woes

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09/25/2017 08:00 PM
 
Gun Violence in Movies a Trigger for Teens?

Parents need to keep weapons locked up, limit exposure to media violence, experts say

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09/25/2017 06:00 PM
 
Breast Cancer Radiation 'Less Scary' Than Thought

Majority of patients report more tolerable experience than they expected

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09/25/2017 04:00 PM
 
Cancer Patients May Have Undiagnosed Depression

Mental health screening at start of and during cancer treatment is vital, study author says

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09/25/2017 01:00 PM
 
Mastectomy Study Confirms 'Jolie Effect'

Preventive breast cancer surgeries rose after the actress publicized her decision

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09/25/2017 01:00 PM
 
Where It's Legal, One-Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Medical Pot

But patients in Washington state say doctors provide little information about the drug

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09/25/2017 01:00 PM
 
Don't Let the Tick Stick

Dermatology expert offers advice on tick removal and avoiding them in the first place

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09/24/2017 01:00 PM
 
How Would Your Family Weather a Disaster?

Failure to plan is the number one mistake

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09/23/2017 01:00 PM
 
'Off-Roading' Threat May Lurk in The Air

Riders should think about toxic exposures, not just injuries: study

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09/22/2017 08:00 PM
 
IUD Won't Interfere with Breast-Feeding

No reason to delay this type of birth control after having a baby

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09/22/2017 06:00 PM
 
Workers without Paid Sick Leave Suffer Ill Effects

Added stress may interfere with daily activities, study suggests

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09/22/2017 04:00 PM
 
Coming Soon: Glaucoma Self-Care, from Home?

Study finds many patients can manage self-testing, but one doctor questions its value

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09/22/2017 01:00 PM
 
Even a Little More Activity Could Save Millions of Lives

Think of walking to work or cleaning as low-cost preventive medicine

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09/22/2017 01:00 PM
 
Survey: 9 of 10 Americans Take Cancer Prevention Steps
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09/22/2017 01:00 PM
 
Yoga May Bring Better Sleep to Breast Cancer Patients

As little as two times a week seemed to make a difference over long term

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09/22/2017 01:00 PM
 
Addictive Opioids Common for People on Dialysis

But dose of pain-killing drugs often too high, researchers say

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09/21/2017 09:00 PM
 
Dirty Air Might Harm Your Kidneys

Study finds link between so-called particle pollution and renal function

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09/21/2017 09:00 PM
 
Chlorine + Pee = Breathing Trouble for Waterpark Workers

CDC report finds unventilated air around pools can become toxic

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09/21/2017 06:00 PM
 
Frequent Blood Donations Safe for Some, but Not All

In certain donors, iron deficiency might need to be addressed long term, study finds

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09/21/2017 06:00 PM
 
Premature Births Cost Health Plans Billions

Employer-based insurance forked over the money for special care, treatment of birth defects, study says

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09/21/2017 06:00 PM
 
When Adults Show Determination, Babies Copy

'It's OK to let your kids see you sweat,' researcher says

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09/21/2017 06:00 PM
 
Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression

But experts stress Singulair also has lifesaving benefits

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09/21/2017 04:00 PM
 
Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma?

Inner-city study found early exposure to cockroaches and mice droppings seemed protective

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09/21/2017 04:00 PM
 
Sound the Mosquito Alarm, Across the USA

Study finds two disease-carrying species could thrive in three-quarters of the country

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09/21/2017 04:00 PM
 
Booze Often Glorified on YouTube Videos

Kids typically see images that boost the drinking culture, study finds

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09/21/2017 01:00 PM
 
For Men, Fitness Can Often Last a Lifetime

Activities enjoyed when younger are often continued, but lots of men take up walking as they age

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09/21/2017 01:00 PM
 
Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Raise Cancer Risk in Kids

Researchers think chronic inflammation in gastrointestinal tract may be driving force

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09/21/2017 01:00 PM
 
One Weight-Loss Surgery Shows Lasting Results

Patients 77 pounds slimmer on average 12 years after gastric bypass, study finds

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09/21/2017 09:55 AM
 
Drone Sets New Record for Transporting Blood Samples

It could soon become the best delivery system in remote areas, researcher says

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09/20/2017 09:00 PM
 
High, Low Levels of Magnesium Linked to Dementia Risk

But study didn't prove a cause-and-effect relationship

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09/20/2017 08:00 PM
 
When Moms Don't Sleep Well, Neither Do Their Kids

That could take a toll on child's development, researchers say

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09/20/2017 08:00 PM
 
Will an E-Cigarette Harm Your Heart?

The nicotine may cause adrenaline levels to spike, study finds

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09/20/2017 08:00 PM
 
Fighting HIV on Multiple Fronts Might Lead to Vaccine

Combination strategy fully protects lab monkeys, studies find

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09/20/2017 06:00 PM
 
As Men's Weight Rises, Sperm Health May Fall

But shedding pounds may bring them back to normal, researcher says

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09/20/2017 04:00 PM
 
Prostate Cancer Symptoms Aren't Always Obvious

Warning signs often confused with other conditions

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09/20/2017 04:00 PM
 
Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Some Anemic

It's a common problem, but one easily solved with long-term follow-up

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09/20/2017 04:00 PM
 
Opioid ODs Have Cut into U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC

Doctors must start treating addiction, expert says

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09/20/2017 03:36 PM
 
Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors with Diabetes

Bone weaknesses seen in those with blood sugar disease

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09/20/2017 01:00 PM
 
Gun Surrender Laws Help Women Threatened by Domestic Violence

Fewer are killed in states that mandate that firearms be removed when restraining orders filed

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09/20/2017 01:00 PM